reformatted, now asking me which OS to use?


C

csteely

Just reformatted my Dell desktop with XP Home SP2 (updated to SP3) and all
seemed to go well (was infected with malware). However, now when I boot up,
it takes me to a black screen and asks me which OS I want to use, and both
choices are Windows XP Home.

Wondering if I skipped a step somehow? I didn't partition the hd at all
during the reformatting, just deleted the old and installed XP.

Thanks for any help!
Christine
 
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J

John John - MVP

It's something that is known to happen under at times when you delete
the system partition and create a new one and then format and install
without rebooting. Just edit the boot.ini file and remove the
superfluous entry.

John
 
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J

JS

Highlight My Computer, right click, go to Properties, Startup and Recovery
Press 'Pull Down' Select Microsoft XP then Press OK at Bottom
 

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